AAR: K-2831 System Survey

Filed By:
CAPT Mirazuni, A.

LOCATION K-2831 III, K-2831 System, Kelterre Sector

MISSION Ongoing exploration of the Kelterre Sector

OUTCOME Potential habitable world located on K-2831 III. More investigation required.


  • CAPT Mirazuni, A.
  • LT(JG) Sovum, V.

BACKGROUND As part of the ongoing exploration of the Kelterre Sector, the U.S.S. Endeavour visited the K-2831 System. Long-range scans indicated an orange main sequence star, with six orbital bodies, with the third planet classified as M-Class.

NARRATIVE Upon arrival in the system, probes were deployed to begin in-depth scans of the system and its bodies whilst the U.S.S. Endeavour moved into orbit around the third planet and began her scans there.

Probe data revealed that K-2831 I, II, IV, and V, were all rocky planets without atmospheres. Probes moved to take rock samples from each of the four planets. K-2831 VI was an ice planet at the edge of the system, and probes began to take ice core samples on the planet.

Meanwhile, on the U.S.S. Endeavour, scans of K-2831 III revealed a planet with 86% water, little under half of which was trapped as ice at the poles. Compared to Earth, the planet was 25% larger and had a gravity of approximately 33% stronger. The atmosphere was a nitrogen and oxygen mix, in roughly the same ratios as Earth, with a significant number of prokaryotic microbes. These would be the most complex life on the planet at present. Landmasses were in the form of a series of islands, mostly around the equator of the planet. The largest landmass was approximately 7.688 million km². As the planet was safe for away teams, I led a small team to the planet to begin a surface investigation.

Visually, the planet was at a very early stage of evolution, with no significant flora or fauna in sight. Terrain was mostly flat, with a small ridge of mountains in the middle of the landmass. The away teams began scans and took samples of the air, soil, and water. Venturing to the coast, it was interesting to note that there were microbes present in the water as well, though the oxygen levels in the water were significantly lower than the levels in the air. Scans of microbe concentration indicated that there were 100,000 parts per million in the air whilst there were only 200-300 parts per million in the water. Both microbes were the same, and both were capable of photosynthesis and cellular respiration. However, a large portion of the scanned microbes appeared to be dormant. Scans revealed that there were more microbes that were dormant in the water than the air.

With samples and scans taken, the away team returned back to the ship.

RECOMMENDATION Continued investigation required of the planet.

RECOGNITION All personnel performed as expected.

OOC This is the AAR as part of the Kelterre System Surveys, dm’d by @Aev. Log available here.